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    Dates: 07, 08, 14 & 15 March 2023

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    Duration: 4 Sessions

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    Hours: 19:30 – 21:30 (GMT+02)

  • Fees: 400 € (Including tuition fees & reading material)
    ICS Members are eligible to a discount 20% on all HMC Professional Maritime Seminars


This Seminar has been designed to develop your understanding of the principles and practices involved in handling and settling marine claims, including practical examples and case studies.

The seminar will be delivered exclusively online by fully tutored live learning. Once your registration is completed, you will receive an email with all the information and the link for the webinars. For your participation no special equipment is needed except a camera and a microphone.


Marine Claims Overview

  • Types of marine risk
  • A shipowners’ insurance needs
  • The role of the broker
  • Insurance markets
  • Management of marine claims
  • Claims records

Hull & Machinery Claims

  • Perils insured against
  • Deductibles
  • Constructive Total Loss & Abandonment
  • Case study: What is the “Reasonable cost of repairs”?

General Average, Salvage & Sue and Labour

  • What is General Average?
  • Claims in General Average
  • Salvage: No cure – no pay / contractual
  • Sue and Labour expenses
  • Practical Case Study

Shipowners’ Liabilities

  • Collision liabilities
  • Crew, Passengers, other persons
  • Cargo claims
  • Collection of Evidence
  • The role of experts

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Ship managers, Claims Executives & Advisors, Claims assistants & Handlers, Insurance Executives & Brokers, Underwriters, Operations & Chartering Executives, Lawyers and Legal executives

Tutor & CV


George Margaritopoulos, Associate Director at Richards Hogg Lindley (RHL)

George Margaritopoulos is Associate Director at Richards Hogg Lindley (RHL) Piraeus since 2015 and has also spent time working in RHL’s London office. He is qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Average Adjusters. He has previously worked as a spares and shipyards broker and as a chartering broker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management & Technology from the University of Piraeus and an MSc in Marine Policy from Cardiff University.